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April 3, 2001

CSUS Celebrates Earth Day

Every day may be Earth Day, but Sunday, April 22 at California State University, Sacramento will be no ordinary celebration of the planet. The third annual Earth Day celebration - featuring unique and exciting environmental festivities as well as music concerts - will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the CSUS main quad.

An estimated 10,000 people are expected to attend the free, daylong event that offers a plethora of environmental games, activities, food and entertainment. Mumbo Gumbo, a seven-piece band known for their inventive rhythm that utilizes a washboard and an accordion will perform a blend of blues, zydeco, reggae and rock music at 2 p.m. Akimbo, Out of Kelter and Congo Aye Area will also perform throughout the afternoon.

Over 100 educational booths and displays will be set up to promote environmental education, energy awareness and conservation. Other booths will include environmentally oriented crafts that use lead-free items made from recycled materials. A wildlife education stage will feature live animals and storytelling. Children's activities include face painting and sock puppet shows.

Throughout the afternoon, an on-going panel discussion about environmental concerns will feature nine speakers and demonstrations that include live bats and eco-travel issues.

Visitors can participate in ongoing demonstrations of yoga, tai chi and meditation. Vegetarian cuisine will be available for purchase.

More information is available by calling (916) 484-4644 or by visiting Media assistance is available at the CSUS office of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


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